The villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo nestle on either side of the wonderfully secluded Yealm River. Two pubs (the Swan and the Ship - www.nossmayo.com ) are found in Noss Mayo whilst Newton Ferrers is home to another pub (the Dolphin - www.thedolphininndevon.co.uk) and the welcoming Yealm Yacht Club - www.yealmyachtclub.co.uk. Shops and the Post Office are located in Newton Ferrers. The Harbour Office and showers are located at the bottom of the Yealm Steps at the inner end of the main dinghy pontoon. At the outer end of this pontoon is a water supply.
There are three visitors swinging moorings. The first is located between Misery Point and Warren Point and will take a 60' / 25 ton displacement boat. There are 2 more swinging moorings on the south side of the channel opposite the Spit Bouy which can take up to three yachts each. There is a Visitor's pontoon in the Pool which can take around twenty yachts and a further Visitor's pontoon upstream off West Shore which provides about twenty berths. A two knot tide can run at various states of tide so some care should be taken when mooring.
Anchorages are to be found in the entrance to the river and at Cellar Bay. The Yealm can become quite crowded at times especially during weekends at the height of the season. On these occasions when the visitor's moorings are full it is possible to pick up an empty private mooring but his is at your own risk and you must seek approval from the Harbour Master before you leave your boat. The Harbour Master and his staff are on the river from early in the morning to late in the evening fro April to October. The Harbour Master can be contacted by telephone on 01752 872533.
Some futher photographs of the River Yealm are shown below (Click on the image to see a larger picture):